Korean: A Linguistic Introduction
Sungdai Cho and John Whitman
Cambridge University Press
In this accessible survey, two leading scholars introduce a broad range of topics in Korean linguistics, including the general historical background of the language, its phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and the interfaces between those areas. It guides the student through the major issues in Korean linguistics in a theory-neutral way, at the same time discussing the latest research on the language, and exploring its unique writing system, which has long been a topic of interest to linguists and to those interested in writing systems in general. It is the ideal introduction for students both at the beginning of their studies and at a more advanced level.
“Korean linguistics enters a new phase in its development as an important field of study. This book offers a comprehensive survey of the language’s signature features and phenomena, offering insights of value to students and specialists alike.” - William O’Grady, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Sungdai Cho is Professor of Korean Linguistics and Director of the Center for Korean Studies at State University of New York at Binghamton
John Whitman is Professor and current chair of the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University.